Political Notebook

SLO County

Monday is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 2 general election.

Registrations must be delivered to the county Clerk-Recorder’s Office or postmarked by Monday for voters to be able to cast their ballots.

Voters already registered who might have moved within the county can complete a new registration card or update their address by e-mailing elections@co.slo.ca.us.

Registration status can also be checked at the clerk-recorder’s website, www.slocounty.ca.gov/clerk.

To register to vote, a person must be a U.S. citizen; 18 years old before or on Election Day; and not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction.

Call 781-5228 for more information.

— Tribune staff report

South County

The union representing the Lucia Mar school district’s nonteaching employees has endorsed Colleen Martin and Mark Millis for the school board.

The Classified School Employees Association represents nonteaching staff in the district, including instructional assistants, secretaries, food service workers, custodians, transportation employees, librarians and others.

Local union President Edie Cajas said in a statement: “Even through difficult budgetary times, when hard decisions have to be made, Colleen Martin always acknowledges and respects classified employees and the work and contribution we make to the success of (Lucia Mar) and the children we serve.”

Martin is school board president and a career technician at San Luis Obispo High School.

Millis is a retired Arroyo Grande High School teacher of 33 years who served on the Arroyo Grande City Council for 18 years.

Both are running against Cathy Springford — a real estate agent who has also been active in local schools for the past six years — for two seats in the trustee area representing Arroyo Grande.

Two candidates are running for one seat in the Oceano area: Vern Dahl, a member of the Oceano Community Services District board, and Adelina “Nina” Grabiel, a Five Cities resident for the past 20 years.

Tiffany Alcantara, 28, a small-business owner, is unopposed for the seat representing Nipomo.

— Cynthia Lambert

San Luis Obispo

County Supervisors Katcho Achadjian, Bruce Gibson, Adam Hill and Jim Patterson announced that they oppose Measure H, a ballot measure that would block the extension of Prado Road to Broad Street in San Luis Obispo.

Supervisor Frank Mecham did not take a position because San Luis Obispo is not in the district he represents.

For a complete list of organizations, businesses and individuals opposing Measure H, visit www.noonmeasureh.com.

— AnnMarie Cornejo


A meet-and-greet will be held Sunday with Mike Zimmerman, a county supervisor candidate for the 4th District, which includes much of the South County.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oceano Depot at 1630 Front St. A free lunch of a hot dog, chips and a drink will be offered.

For more information, call 801-5952, e-mail mike@dz-law.net or go to www.votezimmerman.com.

Zimmerman, an attorney, is running against Paul Teixeira, who is on the Lucia Mar Unified School District board and the county parks commission.

They are seeking to replace Katcho Achadjian, who is finishing his third term on the Board of Supervisors. Achadjian is seeking a seat in the state Assembly.

— Cynthia Lambert